transmission indicator doesn't indicate anything

Bug #749363 reported by Tin Tvrtkovic on 2011-04-03
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Ayatana Design
transmission (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: transmission

This is a wishlist bug.

It seems to me that the Transmission application indicator doesn't actually indicate anything except that Transmission is running. I propose that, in addition to allowing easy access to the most commonly used Transmission functions, the application indicator be made to change its look depending on what Transmission is actually doing.

Here's a suggestion: create three slightly different indicator icons, one for "idle", one for "seeding", and one for "downloading". If no torrents are downloading or seeding, display the seeding icon. If at least one torrent is being actively downloaded, display the "downloading" icon, and if no torrents are being actively downloaded and at least one torrent is being seeded, display the "seeding" icon.

Alternative suggestions: display a different icon if turtle mode is on, or display a different icon (or switch icon color, like the messaging menu) if there are issues with torrents that should be resolved.

Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2011-04-04
Changed in transmission (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in transmission (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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